Video on Content Approval and Publishing with Approval Workflow – SharePoint 2007

This applies to SharePoint 2007.

Learn how to route a document through the Approval Workflow process. Configure the workflow so that once it is completed successfully, the Content Approval column is automatically marked as Approved.

Watch the video on Content Approval and Publishing with Approval Workflow that explains this functionality.

This video is available for free until Aug 6, 2010.

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Video on Chart web part to visualize your data

The Chart web part is shipped with SharePoint Server 2010 – Enterprise. It can be used to visualize your data with a variety of types of charts (bar graphs, pie charts, etc). This video shows how you can use this web part to visualize data in an excel spreadsheet through Excel Services.

Watch the video on Chart Web Part that explains this functionality.

This video is available for free until 7/30/2010.

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New Videos on SharePoint Navigation, Datasheet view and Security

These videos were posted on July 26, 2010. More videos coming later this week. Check out the list of all new videos on the site.

Working with SharePoint Security Groups

The built in SharePoint security groups are explored in this video – Owners, Members, Visitors and Viewers. It is shown how the user experience changes when you add them to one or more of these groups. Also, some best practice guidance is provided to help you get started with these groups.

Edit List and Library content in Datasheet view

The datasheet view provides an Excel/Access type of spreadsheet view which you can use to modify list or library data. You can use this view to quickly modify items or copy and paste items in the list/library. Also, you can modify this view as you need by resizing or moving around the columns as you would do in Excel/Access.

Modifying the Top Link Bar

The top link bar of a site can be customized to your needs. By default, it shows any subsites that the site has, but you can also customize it to show other SharePoint content or even external content. Watch this video to see a demonstration of all the available options.

Change Links in Quick Launch navigation

The links on the left hand navigation (also referred to as the Quick Launch bar) can be changed in a few different ways. You can link to items internal and external to your site from the Quick Launch bar. This video goes in detail to discuss the different options that you have. Also, the option of seeing your site items in a Tree View control is demonstrated as well.

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Webinar on SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows integration with InfoPath and Visio

Our next webinar is set to be held on Thursday, July 29th 3-4pm Eastern. Hope you can join us. Registration link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/737138753

Creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2010, InfoPath and Visio
Skill Level – 200 (Intermediate)

Forms and Workflows are important for automating business processes. Companies usually rely on programmers to create the forms and workflows using code. Not anymore! With InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010, you can create powerful data driven form composite solutions on your SharePoint sites. InfoPath gives you the ability to pull data from databases and lists, and create forms with data validation and conditional formatting. SharePoint Designer’s workflows let you then design powerful multi-step workflows centered around the form collected data, building upon the out-of-the-box reusable workflows and even import workflow designs from Visio!  In this presentation, you will see how these tools come together to design workflows and route forms across your organization for task assignment and approval.

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My Podcast interview on TechNet Home Page

Microsoft’s Senior Program Manager Keith Combs has produced a podcast on SharePoint Workflows and posted on TechNet’s home page. It’s about a 15 minute podcast in which I discuss workflows from scratch and talk about the integration possibilities with Visio and InfoPath as well. Hope it’s beneficial. Here it is: http://technet.microsoft.com

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